About This Club

Our monthly meetings are open to all, whether you are a Lotus enthusiast, member of the club or just like going out and meeting friends. As well as regular monthly meetings, there are also other local events organised throughout the year by the South West group.

Location

The Cardinals Hatt, Callington Road, Hatt, Saltash, PL12 6PJ

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    Our monthly meetings are open to all, whether you are a Lotus enthusiast, member of the club or just like going out and meeting friends. As well as regular monthly meetings, there are also other local events organised throughout the year by the South West group. Join in the discussion at http://ldclub.uk/southwest-forum or email the area representative below. First Thursday of the month from 8:00pm Monthly meeting at the Cardinals Hatt from 8:00pm. The Cardinals Hatt, Callington Road, Hatt, Saltash. PL12 6PJ. For more information contact Mick Husselbee: m.husselbee@lotusdriversclub.org.uk or join the South West Facebook Group.
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    I totally agree with Eddie. I think we need to support this branch and have a run down there   Chris Mayhew
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    2014 Events January Thursday 2nd Meeting at The Turtley Cornmill, Avonwick. February Thursday 6th Meeting at The Cardinals Hat, Hatt March Thursday 6th Meeting at The Turtley Cornmill, Avonwick. April Thursday 3rdh Meeting at The Springer Spaniel, Treburley Sunday 20th Lunchtime drive out Crackington Haven and lunch at Farmhouse (early Booking essential, will send out details in the new year) May Thursday 1st Driveout Copley Arms, Hessenford Sunday 11th Truro District Motor Club Treasure Hunt http://www.trurodmc.co.uk/treasure.php Sunday 18th Bude District Motor Club car show http://budemotorclub.weebly.com/ 24th Castle Combe Track Day   June Thursday 5th Meeting at The Turtley Cornmill, Avonwick. Sunday 15th driveout The Berry Head, Brixham. July Thursday 3rd Driveout The Bowgie Inn, Newquay Sunday 20th Wadebridge Wheels 25-27th Silverstone Classic August Sunday 3rd Mount Edgecumbe (Preliminary) Thursday 7th Meeting The Springer Spaniel, Treburley 9-10th Castle Hill Car Festival. 16-17th Lotus Festival Brands Hatch Sunday 24th Drive out to the Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford Monday 25th Aveton Gifford September Thursday 4th Last driveout of the year Ring of Bells North Bovey October Thursday 2nd AGM The Turtley Cornmill, Avonwick November Thursday 6th Meeting The Springer Spaniel, Treburley December Thursday 4th The Turtley Cornmill, Avonwick Sunday 14th Christmas lunch (Venue to be decided)
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    For more details please contact Mick Husselbee: m.husselbee@lotusdriversclub.org.uk (01752 812596)   2013 Events   January 3rd – Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel February 7th – Drink and Natter at the Turtley Cornmill March 7th – Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel April 4th – Drink and Natter at the Turtley Corn Mill April 20th/21st – Club Lotus Show & Festival, Donnington Park May 2nd – Evening drive out (to be decided, open to suggestions) June 6th – Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel July 4th – Evening drive out (to be decided, open to suggestions) August 1st – Drink and Natter at the Turtley Corn Mill August 3rd/4th – Castle Hill Car Festival August 4th – Mt Edgcumbe Classic Car Show September 5th – Evening drive out (to be decided, open to suggestions) October 3rd – AGM at the Springer Spaniel November 7th – Drink and Natter at the Turtley Corn Mill December 5th – Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel Christmas Lunch (date and venue to be decided)
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    Such a shame, especially as last year was such a wash out with all of that rain. Unfortunately I had to call off a  planned attendance. Next year maybe?   Cheers John
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        No, afraid not. As far as I know the Coleford event is on but Conway and Joan, who deserve our greatest thanks for their efforts on behalf of the LDC over the years, are unable to coordinate an LDC element this year.
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    Sometimes it good to have a change in routine to visit new events, Eddie
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      It's a shame isn't it but maybe somewhere like this will make a change for this year?
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      That looks a good place to go to. Eddie
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    Wot! No Coleford...?
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    An ex colleague of mine, who is now the head of St Rose's School, has offered us a place in their highly successful car show on April 28th. With the Coleford car show not being attended this year by the club perhaps this would make for a suitable meet?   I plan on attending and have the paperwork to get us a show stand.
  13. Sunday 28th April 2013 - St Rose's School   The annual Classic Motor Show known as ‘Wheel Nuts’ is staged in the beautiful grounds of our school in the late Spring.  It has become a very popular event attracting large numbers of owners with their unique and magnificent vehicles as well as a large and appreciative crowd of admirers who, together, celebrate all that is excellent in motor transport down through the ages. The event has raised a substantial amount of funds which has allowed the school to replace its aged minibuses with brand new vehicles with support from The Variety Club of Great Britain. This enables our wonderful students to continue being heavily and successfully involved in many forms of outdoors pursuits both locally and nationally.   Rain and high winds did not curb the enthusiasm of the organisers for our most recent event, ‘Wheel Nuts 2012.’ Despite the terrible weather we still managed to raise some funds for the school.    We continue to strive to improve the quality of the event and it is very encouraging to receive many letters of appreciation after the show from people who have taken part and who have clearly enjoyed being part of it.  Our 2013 ‘Wheel Nuts’ show is on Sunday 28th April, why not come along and join us?   http://www.stroses.org.uk/
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    Hi hows the meeting going any photos Eddie
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    Welcome that looks like a drive out for a weekend meet up. Eddie.
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    Some details about the South West area meeting: The South West area meeting of the Lotus Drivers Club serves Lotus enthusiasts from Devon and Cornwall. We are a group of Lotus car enthusiasts and meet on the 1st Thursday of each month at venue to be decided, we are trying to locate the best area for all. Please look at the diary page or contact Mick for up to date information. The meetings generally consist of: Invited Lotus themed speakers (previous speakers have included current and ex Lotus Cars personnel) 
 Quiz nights 
 General socialising with like minded people 
 Apart from the monthly meetings we have occasional social functions like drive outs, Sunday lunches and a Christmas lunch. We also join in with organised national events like track days, parts fairs, car shows and organised weekend meets. For more details please contact Mick Husselbee on 01752 812596 or email m.husselbee@lotusdriversclub.org.uk   2012 Events Jan 05 Drink and Natter at the Turtley Cornmill Feb 02 Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel Mar 01 Bill Allen Lotus racing driver venue to be confirmed (Turtley Corn Mill) Apr 05 Drink and Natter at the Springer Spaniel May 03 Evening drive out Plume of Feathers, Plymouth Hill, Princetown, Devon, PL20 6QQ June 07 Drink and Natter at the Turtley Corn Mill July 05 Evening drive out venue to be decided Aug 02 Drink and natter at the Springer Spaniel Sept 06 Evening drive out venue to be decided Oct 04 AGM at the Turtley Cornmill Nov 01 Drink and natter at the Springer Spaniel Dec 06 Drink and natter at the Turtley Cornmill and 16th or 23rd Christmas Lunch venue to be decided http://www.lotusdriversclub.org.uk/?p=2763
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    Hi Rich, just read this [quote name='waghorri'] [font="Arial"][size="2"]After nearly 7 months of trying to build a local area group there has been no interest at all.[/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]I have been to every meeting apart from one due to work and the most people that have turned up has been three, two of those are my wife and I.[/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]Its a real shame as I love the car and what it stands for, there are countless Lotus owners in Cornwall and Devon but it appears most of which dont have an interest in this group.[/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]Please see the main LDC site.[/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]Regards[/size][/font] [font="Arial"][size="2"]Rich[/size][/font][/quote] [font="Arial"][size="2"]Was it that bad turn out? [/size][/font]
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    Hello fellow Cornishmen and neighboring Devon. I see in the time I've but shaking spanners at my car over the past year that you've tried to set up a club meet in these here parts. Sorry that I've been unable to attend. Are there any current Cornwall & Devon meets going on at the moment? If so I'll hopefully be able to attend late August/September time depending on when and where it might be. Also, I'm looking forward to meeting other members 'up the line' whilst attending other events, shows, and track days! I'm really gutted that I missed the Lotus 60th Anniversary, Silverstone meet, Snetterton's Lotus festival, and the Scotland trip to name a few. Cheers all.
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    Hi Rich, Have you any ideas when and where the next meet will take place in Cornwall? Would luv to attend and meet up with some fellow lotus owners in these parts. I've also just joined your site and will get a piccy of my elise uploaded there later! Cheers, Dazzy
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    [quote name='A7ESK' date='24 April 2010 - 08:58 PM' timestamp='1272139135' post='206'] I'll be down that way may bank holiday week. Eddie. [/quote] Hi Eddie, Just seen your posting as I have been "Off line" and well for the past month or so. Because of the Bank Holiday we have re-arranged the May and June meeting dates, sorry about that. The main reason is that as the local group is new it has only been odd numbers turning up and those that have been arriving are all away for the Bank Holiday, then for the June meeting I am in Scotland for the Sunday. All the best Rich
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    I'll be down that way may bank holiday week. Eddie.
  22. Firstly, to anyone who has not read any of my postings please allow me to introduce myself. My name is Richard and I am new to the Lotus Drivers Club and the Forum. I live in Cornwall and own a GT3 Esprit, this is my third Lotus in around 24 years the first being an Éclat purchased for me by my father a 17 years old. I have a passion for Lotus and now being older and wiser want to get more involved with other Lotus owners who share the passion for the breed. To this end I emailed the local area group and the email bounced back but not to be put off I went along to the location of the meeting only to find no one about. After a few messages with other forum members it comes to light that the South West Group seems to have faded away and the contact details go to dead phone lines and email addresses. RIGHT.... after the waffle I have volunteered myself to start a new group for members of the forum / LDC in the Cornwall and Devon area. I would like some input from members that would like to attend monthly meetings of the South West Group for ideas of locations / venues for the meeting. The old venue was listed as the Penhale Round at Fraddon. This does have ample parking but may not be the best location for everyone. If a local group is going to work well then it needs to be in a good location that suits everyone, has ample parking, a room that we can use (if needs be) and on a night that is good for the owner of the venue as well. Any other idea’s such as guest speakers that we may invite along, drive outs etc are also welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read this post and I look forward to hearing from other members soon. http://ldcsouthwest.webs.com/
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